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Our mission is to make sense of the Big Data and help understand international flows of money (diaspora investment, remittances), ideas (brain drain, brain gain) and people (migration, diaspora, expats). Our specialized data mining software recognizes the linguistic or cultural origin of personal names in any alphabet / language, with fine grain and high accuracy. Names are meaningful : we use sociolinguistics to extract semantics, deliver actionable intelligence.

Key features

Accuracy : NamSor recognizes the likely cultural origin and gender at the same time, for higher precision and recall.

Global coverage : NamSor covers all languages, alphabets, countries, regions. We constantly improve the precision, working with linguists, anthropologist and historians. We can recognize, for example, the gender of Indian names in scripts such as TELUGU, ORIYA, GURMUKHI, MALAYALAM, BENGALI, GUJARATI, KANNADA, DEVANAGARI, TAMIL, ARABIC, LATIN. We can recognize, for example, the Armenian origin of names in CYRILLIC, GEORGIAN, ARMENIAN, ARABIC, LATIN. Other examples:

Ease of use: names can be parsed and classified online, using a simple web application that processes up to 100,000 names within a few minutes. Power users, statisticians and data scientists can take benefit of NamSor open source extension for RapidMiner, a leading predictive analytics tool. NamSor API can be securely integrated with a range of applications, from geographical information systems (such as ESRI), to CRM and campaign management.

Fine grained: NamSor API currently supports several taxonomies for general use. We also design specific taxonomies calibrated at a finer grained level (regional dialects, ethnicity, casts or clanic systems) for the use of academic researchers and the specific needs of international organizations (migration studies, international aid, diaspora marketing and fundraising: see our tailored services).

We value diversity

We apply this innovative technology to support our clients in their development : countries, regions, private companies, projects, in all sectors of activity. NamSor API Key unlocks the value of diversity.

We support public and private Diaspora marketing and engagement programs, for human development and economic growth.
We support @GenderGapGrader with our gender diversity analytics.

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NamSor Gender API FREE

Great for:
personal use.

As part of @GenderGapGrader, we support a FREE API to determine the likely gender of international names (No API Key).
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businesses, organizations, governments.

Extract likely ethnicity, cultural origin and gender of any world name. Choose between Freemium Trial and Monthly Subscription. All payments via Stripe secure platform.

NamSor Tailored Services

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